On the run, I felt pretty sluggish and it took me a while to get into it. In fact it took me all the way to the last mile or so before I felt good. Man, just no energy this morning... seems like a trend in my running this week.
It was still worth getting out though as it was beautiful and warm. As a bonus to the amazingly good weather, I saw some wildlife in a rabbit and some deer. Cool. I haven't seen any animals besides birds while running in quite a few months.
Yesterday: 0 miles
Today: 7 miles in 1:10 on the mesa and 2 miles running to work and back home
Week total: 36 miles (knee still feels great so I think I'll continue to add more miles each week and maybe I'll be able to add some faster runs in there soon (icy trails and knee willing))
Oh yeah... I had a conversation with a fellow Flagstaff runner yesterday (identity not posted to protect me more than him...) about running in the canyon and he knew some pretty darn fast people so I was wondering what his take was on the 1 hr 8 min ascent of the S. Kaibab trail that I read about recently. I was interested in if he thought that was fast or not and if he knew anyone who had done it faster.
He responded that he didn't think that was all that fast for the mileage and the elevation gain. He said that his brother had probably done it that fast and so he texted his brother about it to see what he had to say. His brother responded pretty much the same except that he added that a 1 hr 8 min ascent of the S. Kaibab wasn't anything to brag about and that people shouldn't think that is a very fast time. WOW! Either these are misguided words or I need to reevaluate who my running hero's are. Damn.... I want to know who these people are that can run the S. Kaibab so fast...or he is blowing hot air up my you know what.
He then went on to claim that people have run the R2R2R faster that the record and just haven't bothered to tell anyone! I have heard the claim before but no one has come up with any names of people that have done it. You would think that in this day and age of the internet, texting, tweeting and all that some one would blabber about their friend breaking the record and it would get around. Hmmmmm.....
Some conversation. I'm sure that this is boooooooring to most people but I love talking nerdy running stuff about the canyon and this conversation kind of blew me away.